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Australia-England T20 international in Canberra abandoned due to rain
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Australia only batted for four overs before rain ended play early but it was more than enough to again expose its fragile top order in the third T20 international England at Canberra's Manuka Oval.
With the match abandoned due to the rain, England claimed a 2-0 series win.
After the wet weather reduced their innings to 12 overs, the visitors made 2-112 on Friday night, before tearing through their foes with the ball.
Australia — set a DLS-revised 130 for victory — will have been grateful for the rain, which spared the hosts a series whitewash with the match abandoned after a third weather delay.
At one stage, the Australians were reeling at 3-17 after England quick Chris Woakes (3-4) ripped the heart out of their batting card, dismissing Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell in short order.

Finch holed out with the first ball of the innings and Marsh joined his skipper when Woakes found a leading edge with the following delivery.
Makeshift opener Maxwell scored 8 before he too was caught.
It was the second straight match in which Australia's top order offered little resistance in the run-up to the T20 World Cup.
Maxwell's form remains a huge concern. He has made just 30 runs in his last seven T20 innings.
Multiple delays meant the match was reduced to 12 overs per side, with England captain Jos Buttler in imperious form, blasting an unbeaten 65.
He had help from Dawid Malan who crunched four boundaries in his 23, the duo adding 56 together.
After the second rain delay England sought to make the most of its limited overs, taking 30 off the first eight balls when play resumed.
Australia — who will face England again in the World Cup Super 12 — will only play once more before the tournament begins, facing off against India in Brisbane on Monday.
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